11 Quotes about Love from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (by William Shakespeare)

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream quotes about love

Oh why rebuke you him that loves you so? / Lay breath so bitter on your bitter foe.

— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream


O hell! to choose love by another’s eye.

— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream


And yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays.

— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream


… and yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together now-a-days…

— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehendMore than cool reason ever comprehends.The lunatic, the lover and the poetAre of imagination all compact:One sees more devils than vast hell can hold, That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen’s beauty in a brow of Egypt:The poet’s eye, in fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;And as imagination bodies forthThe forms of things unknown, the poet’s penTurns them to shapes and gives to airy nothingA local habitation and a name.

— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream


I’ll follow thee and make a heaven of hell, To die upon the hand I love so well.

— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Why should you think that I should woo in scorn?Scorn and derision never come in tears:Look, when I vow, I weep; and vows so born, In their nativity all truth appears.How can these things in me seem scorn to you, Bearing the badge of faith, to prove them true?

— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream


If there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness, did lay siege to it, Making it momentary as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream, Brief as the lightning in the collied nightThat, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say ‘Behold!’The jaws of darkness do devour it up;So quick bright things come to confusion.

— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream


The course of true love never did run smooth.

— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Lovers and madmen have such seething brainsSuch shaping fantasies, that apprehendMore than cool reason ever comprehends.

— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream